Amazon, Twitter, Electronic Arts all have something in common — their websites are powered by Ruby

Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do





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“It’s finally happened...Chief Sumo has broken down...I knew thee well.”

Quiet Sumo-ling! Chief Sumo is making a point here....starting...now.

You see, learning a new programming language can be a confusing, mind wrecking, and unpleasant experience.

And confusing...did I mention confusing? Kind of like my little poem earlier.

It just doesn’t make sense.

That why the good programmers — at least back in the day — could command top dollar for their skills and knowledge. The time spent learning and doing the mystic things they do with computers was intimidating.

But the playing field has been somewhat leveled now, and while your skills as a programmer matter and are important, it’s more about innovation these days.

An intermediate Ruby programmer can compete with an expert in terms of code. How? Well, if Mr. Joe Average Rubyist can explore and take a different outlook on writing a particular set of code (i.e., make it smaller, more efficient) then that’s pretty pro in my book.

But what do I know? I’m not a programmer. I just like looking at the code on screen and reenacting scenes from The Matrix.

Anyways, you’re not at that stage yet, otherwise why would you be reading this? You’re a nOOOOOb!

You need to start from ground zero. Whether you have NO experience coding, or you’re familiar with other languages, well my friend...

You’re looking at the right deal if you’re interested in this whole Ruby business.

Because Huw Collingbourne — Technology Director at SapphireSteel Software — created this awesome beginners course to learn one of the most widely adopted and fastest growing programming languages in the world.

Leading technology companies & startups around the world use Ruby or the Ruby on Rails framework to power their websites & web applications. They include:

● Amazon

● Twitter

● Electronic Arts

● Yahoo

● New York Times

● 37 Signals

● And many many more...

Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years, is a well known technology writer in the UK and has written the free eBook The Little Book of Ruby (included in this course).

So you’re in good hands if you’re trying to learn Ruby. Your pockets will get to breathe easier too with this Sumo only deal.

While a typical Ruby tutorial or book focuses on Ruby's trendier features, this course reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world's most popular programming languages.

It helps you learn Ruby in one of the easiest ways possible, through 10 simple steps that will have you writing clear, maintainable code in no time. (It’s just a 4 hour course! You would spend more hours than you’d care to count in a classroom setting)

Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, this course takes a hands-on approach and focuses on helping you learn Ruby so that you're productive on day one.

After taking this course you’ll be able to:

● Create Classes & Objects

● Work with Arrays, Loops and Iterators

● Set up Conditional Statements

● Save Data with YAML

● Learn what Ruby on Rails is and create a simple Rails app

● Write your own Adventure Game

● And more more more!

Remember, this is a beginner course, so if you have ZERO experience with coding or you’re new to Ruby, you should take this course.

Or if you’re comfortable with more than one programming language, you should probably take a look at some intermediate courses; you’ll be up to speed quicker that way.

Now normally Huw charges $99 to take this course (which is yours forever) but I know you came to ol’ Uncle Sumo for a reason, and that’s to repeatedly ask me for a discount...

So here you go, happy merry birthmas day, I’ll give it to ya for only $49.

Happy? Now go show the world what you’re capable of with Ruby!


The “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” Chief Sumo

P.S. - Here’s what a few people had to say about the course....

This is a great course to help get you started with Ruby. The book that is included, The Little Book of Ruby, is very easy to follow and is great for referencing as well. Ruby is now my preferred language after going through this course. Even if you are new to programming, this course is right for you. You don't need to know anything about programming to get started. You will be glad you bought the course, this is truly worth your time and money.

- Taylor Etheredge

I only just started the course - am on chapter 3. At different points in the last 10 years or so I have tried understanding object oriented programing (I had some exposure to sequential programing earlier in life). Each time - I struggled to understand the concepts. For the first time ever I think I am beginning to get a hang of this... thanks!

- Aditya Agarwal

I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn Ruby. This isn't the only beginner resource that I have been using (Chris Pine's Learn to Program Book is a good resource), TryRuby.org, etc. My point is and the author may agree that this isn't the end all and be all resource. If it helps you on your path and makes a few things stick then you should be happy. Huw does a fantastic job with the basics and my attitude has been if I don't understand something, keep moving as eventually it will stick. The repetition is good!

- Jaret Manuel

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I have just started the course, but compared to the book that I have and trying to work through, it's much better.

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I was a tad too slow to get this one.
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